"For the royals, apparently the royal blood is not in demand any longer... Better for the generation to come, she is very different from Princess Diana, and seems very well balanced and a happy person. She is chic in a way the position needs. Let's wait and see." - Karl on the subject of Kate and Williams engagement.
Karl can both depreciate and compliment Kate at the same time. I don't quite understand the obsession with the royals- at least for Americans as they not even our royals. That is not to say that I don't do the same, the idea of royalty (and British ones especially) is fascinating. The act of being regal is something everyone should aspire to becoming. The level of class they keep up brings on the ideas of simpler times. And really pretty chandeliers (but thats just me).